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Prius Scheduled Maintenance

Prius Scheduled Maintenance

One of the most important ways you can take care of your new (or new-to-you) car is by following the factory scheduled maintenance. Staying up-to-date on your Prius scheduled maintenance will help you protect your investment – and get the most out of your money in the long run. Do I really need to do Prius scheduled maintenance? We can’t say this enough, YES! You’ve put a lot of money into your car and you want it to last you a long time, right? Then you ... read more

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When You Should Change Your Car Coolant

When You Should Change Your Car Coolant

  Here's a helpful Automotive Training Institute "Educate Yourself" video below: When do you recommend coolant exchanges?  

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17 Interesting Facts About Toyota and Prius

17 Interesting Facts About Toyota and Prius

Toyota’s have been around for a long time.  In fact, they’ve been in the US since the 1950s!  Because Toyota is such a well-known brand, and you might even drive a Toyota yourself, you might feel that you really know the famous car manufacturer. Or do you? We’ve compiled 17 little-known facts and tidbits about Toyota and their best-selling hybrid, Prius.  Take a look: How many of these did you already know? 17 Little-Known Facts About Toyota Tight spot ... read more

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Hybrid Battery Reconditioning at Hillside Auto Repair

Hybrid Battery Reconditioning at Hillside Auto Repair

For most drivers, replacing a battery is not really a big deal.  It’s something drivers need to do once every two or three years, but it’s a simple task that can cost anywhere from around $30 (for a discount car battery) to $120 or so.  Battery maintenance, of course, is important, but there are many, many more expensive components to worry about wearing out.  For the hybrid driver, on the other hand, the bat ... read more

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Celebrating Those with the Most Important Job: Happy Mother's Day!

Celebrating Those with the Most Important Job: Happy Mother's Day!

Celebrate the special woman in your life... she may be your mother, your grandmother, the mother of a good friend. Whoever has made you sparkle and shine, make her feel radiant today. Dave Carney, the owner of Hillside Auto Repair, knows the job of a mother is an important one, and really appreciates what a great mom his wife Zoie is. The Carneys pride themselves on hiring people whose mothers have done a good job raising them. And Hillside Auto Repair is Ask Patty Certified among other things ... read more

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The Hillside Auto Repair "Secret Decoder Ring" to Dashboard Warning Lights

The Hillside Auto Repair "Secret Decoder Ring" to Dashboard Warning Lights

If you drive a car, you know all about those warning lights on the dashboard.  The dreaded Check Engine light is probably the most well known, but modern vehicles also feature warning lights for low tire pressure, trouble in the cooling system, engine oil issues, and more.  So, if you see one of these lights, what should you do?  Panic?  Keep driving?  Is it safe for you to make it home, or should you stop where you are?   First, the color of the dashboard light so ... read more

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Voting Open for South Bay's Best All this Month

Voting Open for South Bay's Best All this Month

The Best of South Bay voting starts today, April 7th and runs through the end of the month.  This year, you must vote in at least ten categories for your vote to count. Thank you to our loyal customers for voting Hillside Best and Favorite in past 11 years!  We would appreciate your vote for South Bay Readers Choice BEST AUTO SERVICE/REPAIR (Independent), located on the ... read more

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Make a Commitment to Green Driving for Earth Day in Torrance, CA

Make a Commitment to Green Driving for Earth Day in Torrance, CA

In April we like to focus on keeping things green since April is National Car Care Month and April 22, 2017 is Earth Day. Hillside Auto Repair of Torrance, CA is happy to bring you some Green Driving tips.  For the purpose of eco-friendly driving in Torrance, many drivers opt to ditch the gas engines entirely in favor of hybrid or electric cars – and that’s great.  Those drivers who are still behi ... read more

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Hillside Recognized as in Top 25 Auto Repair Shops in U.S. Again

Hillside Recognized as in Top 25 Auto Repair Shops in U.S. Again

TUCSON, AZ - Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance was recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the Top 25 Auto Repair Shops in the United States by Automotive Training Institute.  Owners Dave and Zoie Carney were proud to receive the award. Read related article about Hillside Auto's 2014 and ... read more

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Los Hermanos Car Care Clinic

Los Hermanos Car Care Clinic

Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance conducted a car care clinic for new drivers in the Palos Verdes Los Hermanos, an organization that provides community service opportunities and promotes social and cultural growth for young men in high school.   We proudly share the thank you letter we received from them after the car care clinic.   Dear Mr. Carney, On behalf of our entire Los Hermanos group, we want to thank you for teaching us about the importance of auto maintenance and basic car ... read more

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